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Selecting and Sizing Electromechanical Screw Jacks to Replace Hydraulic Lifting Systems

There is a widespread push in North America to replace hydraulic lifting systems with electromechanical systems. This trend has been going on for many years in Europe and is now really taking hold in North America. Many engineers are now tasked with the job of eliminating environmentally unfriendly hydraulic oil with systems that are purely electromechanical. When making this changeover, a number of important factors need to be considered to make sure the new design will work properly, efficiently, and reliably over the life of the system. This webinar will walk you through the critical engineering factors that need to be considered and then will create a multi-jack lifting system complete with the performance data, 3D drawings and bills of materials. Webinar Courtesy of DieQua
www.powertransmission.com/sc/diequa-screw-jacks/

Comparing Flexible Disc and Bellows Couplings

For the past 30 years or more, designers of highly dynamic servo drive systems have been turning to bellows couplings to optimize the stiffness, inertia, and smoothness of rotation in their coupling applications. When it comes to torsionally rigid couplings, the stainless steel bellows wins in all three categories. So why use servo disc couplings? White Papers Courtesy of R+W America
www.powertransmission.com/sc/rw-comparing-couplings/

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1 Designing Drive Systems for Low-Web-Speed Applications (December 2012)

This paper will look at the solutions that current drive and motor technology can offer in not only improving tension control but also solving several other issues that are inherent to systems with high ratio gearing.

2 Bearing the Brunt of Earthquakes (December 2016)

America suffers $4.4 billion in losses due to earthquakes every year. While that's a drop in the bucket for our $16 trillion plus GDP, it's still a substantial amount of money, and some people are working to lessen those losses. One group is Earthquake Protection Systems (EPS), a company that is designing bearings to better protect buildings from earthquake damage.

3 Product News (February 2018)

The latest mechanical power transmission products from Nord Drivesystems, Gearing Solutions, Ogura Industrial, Stafford Manufacturing, Rexnord, Portescap, Steinmeyer, Intellidrives, J.W. Winco and Zero-Max.

4 Gear Expo 2017 Follow-Up (December 2017)

The following recap looks at some of the exhibitors from Gear Expo that manufacture mechanical power transmission components or provide resources for these components.

5 Gear Expo 2017 Showstoppers (September 2017)

This special advertising section features some of our VIP exhibitors.

6 The Big Picture (February 2017)

When you work day-in and day-out with components like gears, bearings or electric motors, for example, it's easy to forget that those components are always part of a much bigger system.

7 Product News (September 2017)

The complete Product News section from the September 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

8 Gear Expo 2017 Booth Previews (September 2017)

Highlights from some of the gear, gear drive, power transmission component, software, materials and related exhibitors at Gear Expo 2017.

9 Purchasing Efficiency (September 2018)

You may have noticed a lot of merger and acquisition activity lately in the power transmission industry. What does it mean?

10 Stable and Streamlined (September 2018)

Gear drives focus on longevity, quality and customization.

11 Industry News (August 2019)

The complete Industry News section from the August 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

12 Product News (June 2008)

The complete product news section from the June 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

13 Industry News (June 2019)

The complete Industry News section from the June 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

14 Industry News (April 2019)

The complete Industry News section from the April 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

15 Industry News (September 2018)

The complete Industry News section from the September 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

16 Product News (March 2019)

The complete Product News section from the March 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

17 Product News (September 2018)

The complete Product News section from the September 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

18 Product News (February 2017)

The complete Product News section from the February 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

19 Industry News (June 2011)

The complete Industry News section from the June 2011 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

20 Industry news (August 2016)

News from around the Industry

21 Gear Design Software (February 2013)

When it comes to gear design software, the learning curve never ends. The leading vendors offer various training programs to keep their users well-informed.

22 Product News (February 2010)

The complete Product News section from the February 2010 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

23 Product News (December 2009)

The complete Product News section from the December 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

24 Product News (October 2008)

The complete product news section from the October 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering (PTE).

25 Product News (December 2008)

The complete product news section from the December 2008 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

26 Gear Design Software, Engineer Beware (February 2014)

When software goes bad, what do we call it? System failure? Human failure? A virus? A number of words will work. How about this? Glitch. It has that onomatopoeic quality that fairly screams, Downtime! And with good reason -- software-generated miscalculations can have very expensive -- if not perilous -- repercussions.

27 Product News (August 2012)

The complete Product News section from the August 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

28 Product News (February 2016)

Latest information about upcoming products.

29 Galactic Housekeeping (February 2014)

With the constant push for sustainable and environmentally friendly procedures on Earth, you'd think we’d apply the same rules high above it.

30 PRODUCT NEWS (October 2015)

All about new Products

31 Product News (June 2016)

Latest news on products.

32 Product News (March 2015)

New products within the Industry

33 Product News (October 2014)

News about new Products in the industry.

34 Baldor Motor Basics: Electric Motors and Power Systems and Electric Motors and Voltage (September 2017)

Part 1: There seems to be a lot of confusion about the voltage standards for motors and why they are structured the way they are. Part 2: The effect of low voltage on electric motors is pretty widely known and understood, but the effect of high voltage on motors is frequently misunderstood.

35 Controlling Backlash in Mammography Systems (April 2017)

Medical imaging equipment, water handling systems, conveyors, robotic systems and rotary and linear actuators are among the many devices that may be fitted with electric friction brakes to hold their loads in place when the power is off or disrupted.

36 Finite Element Method Based Analysis of Planetary Gear Systems Considering Backlash and Manufacturing Deviations (June 2018)

The load carrying capacity of gear transmissions depends strongly on design, material and operation conditions. Modern analysis methods, e.g. finite element analysis (FEA), consider the above parameters with more or less sufficient accuracy. Yet it remains an ongoing challenge to account for backlash and manufacturing errors, despite a definite need to do so.

37 Advanced Belt Drive Systems (June 2019)

Enhancing Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.

38 Taking Aim at Conveyor Systems (October 2016)

It's no secret that conveyor systems are the primary market for gearmotors, and so it shouldn't be much of a surprise that gearmotor manufacturers are looking for ways to cater to that market's needs. From Brother's new VFDs to Siemens' Simotics S-1FG1, a lot of the new solutions in the industry have their own unique quirks, but all fall into a few common veins.

39 Chain & Sprocket Systems and Maintenance (June 2019)

Chain and sprocket drives of one form or another have been driving machines and conveying materials for over a thousand years. The chain manufacturing industry has developed numerous types and sizes of drive chains. Although it is a mature form of power transmission, there are still many industrial applications for which drive chain is suited. It is economical, resistant to shock loads, easy to install, has the ability to transmit high torque, operates in hostile environments, and is efficient. Chain and sprocket drives are highly engineered and manufactured within close tolerances.

40 Guidelines for Designing Better Motion Control Systems (February 2012)

Motion control systems engineers work chiefly in two well-defined areas: 1) new designs and 2) redesigns or retrofits. This article examines the best approach for each option.

41 Modular Control Systems for Wind Energy (August 2016)

For a 5-megawatt wind turbine prototype, aerodyn employs the latest control and software technologies, including a comprehensive PC-based control solution and the new modular TwinCAT Wind Framework. The TwinCAT Wind Framework features the latest software engineering and Big Data applications to extend current Industry 4.0 concepts to the wind energy industry. The modular software supports, for example, the direct provision of sensor data to the operator’s database, and in general enables the easy adaption of the wind turbine operation management to future requirements.

42 Optimizing Drive Systems for Energy Savings (February 2012)

In looking for potential opportunities to reduce energy consumption via the drive system, a number of areas should be considered.

43 Grease Lubrication Mechanisms in Rolling Bearing Systems (October 2013)

Grease lubrication has clear advantages over oil lubrication: Grease does not leak easily; it has sealing properties; and it protects bearing surfaces from corrosion. Its disadvantages are grease-life limitations and a limited cooling ability. Moreover, in some applications there is a risk of grease starvation, which leads to reduced lubricating films. However, if the right grease, sealing system and/or lubrication system are chosen, then grease lubrication offers clear benefits. This article summarizes aspects of grease lubrication mechanisms in rolling bearings.

44 Energy Management Considerations with Todays Drive Systems (April 2010)

While it is valid to state that energy efficiency is defined as the same level of production being achieved at an overall lower energy cost, it is equally important for today’s machine builders and automation engineers alike to remember that an energy-efficient system can actually translate into higher productivity. This is achievable through a comprehensive approach to energy management.

45 Gear Design Effects on Performance of High-Speed Helical Geartrains as Used in Aerospace Drive Systems (March 2016)

The performance of high-speed helical geartrains is of particular importance for tiltrotor aircraft drive systems. These drive systems are used to provide speed reduction/torque multiplication from the gas turbine output shaft and provide the necessary offset between these parallel shafts in the aircraft. Four different design configurations have been tested in the NASA Glenn Research Center, High-Speed Helical Geartrain Test Facility. The design configurations included the current aircraft design, current design with isotropic superfinished gear surfaces, double-helical design (inward and outward pumping), increased pitch (finer teeth), and an increased helix angle. All designs were tested at multiple input shaft speeds (up to 15,000 rpm) and applied power (up to 5,000 hp). Also two lubrication, system-related, variables were tested: oil inlet temperature (160–250° F) and lubricating jet pressure (60–80 psig). Experimental data recorded from these tests included power loss of the helical system under study, the temperature increase of the lubricant from inlet to outlet of the drive system and fling-off temperatures (radially and axially). Also, all gear systems were tested with and without shrouds around the gears.

46 Mechanical Motion in Tight Spaces (March 2018)

Framo Morat and Dunkermotoren Produce Drive Systems for Automatic Guided Vehicles.

47 Linear Motion Q&A: Customized Machinery Built with Off-the-Shelf Components (April 2010)

This Q&A session with various experts at Thomson Linear Systems covers linear slides & stages, clutches & brakes, bearings and actuators.

48 Mix and Match Mechatronics (February 2016)

Mechatronics simplifies traditional engineering concepts across most industrial segments. By combining mechanical, electrical and computer technology into a single, integrated solution, products become systems that are more efficient, reduce operator error and cost less to manufacture.

49 How to Design A Better Servo Control System (Fall 2007)

Servo control system engineers typically work designing new systems or redesigning existing systems for conveyors, pick and place machines, gantries, machine tools or other equipment.

50 The Test Run (March 2016)

Modeling and simulation is a key driver of innovation. Whether it’s general manufacturing, consumer goods or life sciences, the ability to realistically model and simulate the response of parts, sub-systems and complete assemblies to increase accuracy and repeatability is vital in today’s analytical world.

51 Minimum Design Speed Considerations for Sleevoil Bearings for Industrial Fan Applications (September 2016)

Slow speed operation of fan systems within the air handling industry is generally performed due to two reasons: a coast down operation is required for hot (induced draft) fans to cool down before shutdown (often by using a turning gear), and operational efficiency improvements can be achieved during non-peak periods by slow speed operation using a VFD. In either case, when these fans are supported by hydrodynamic bearings, it is the oil film thickness developed from the bearing-shaft interaction that limits the minimum speed that can be maintained without causing premature wear and bearing failure. This paper will present a brief overview of lubrication theory and critical design parameters to achieve slow speed operation.

52 Engineering Smart (February 2016)

Our theme for 2016 is “Engineering Smart.” Our goal as a publication is to help you engineer better systems, taking advantage of the latest in technology to create mechanical systems that last longer, save energy, cost less and increase performance. The way we do that is by bringing you the best information possible on the design and engineering of gears, gear drives, bearings, motors, couplings and related power transmission components and systems.

53 Theoretical and Experimental Study of the Frictional Losses of Radial Shaft Seals for Industrial Gearbox (June 2015)

The improvement of the energy efficiency of industrial gear motors and gearboxes is a common problem for many gear unit manufacturers and end-users. As is typical of other mechanical components, the radial lip seals used in such units generate friction and heat, thus contributing to energy losses of mechanical systems. There exist today simulation tools that are already helping improve the efficiency of mechanical systems — but accurate models for seal frictional losses need to be developed. In this paper SKF presents an engineering model for radial lip seal friction based on a physical approach.

54 Low-Efficiency Motors and Gears Still Prevalent (October 2014)

Electric motor-driven systems are the single largest enduser of electricity, accounting for over 40% of global consumption according to the International Energy Agency.

55 Getting a Piece of that Sweet Coupling Pie (December 2014)

He was out. Nine years ago, Ross Rivard left the coupling industry for the shimmering new world of luxury automotive components at Lacks Enterprises, where he was immediately enveloped by platinum trim systems and chrome composite wheels. It was glitz and glam and as sparkly clean as the fresh-fromthe-dealership cars his products were embellished onto.

56 Innovative Design Solves AutomotiveParts Assembly Challenge (February 2015)

Weiss North America, Inc. of Willoughby, OH has designed and produced rotary tables and other components for the automation industry for more than 45 years. When approached by Alpha Integration, Inc. of Murfreesboro, TN, a manufacturer of turnkey automated assembly, vision and testing systems, to provide a reliable turnkey solution for their 6-foot-tall automotive parts assembly machine, Weiss ‘tiered-up’ an innovative chassis and indexing table system solution.

57 Maximizing Your Power Transmission (Engineering) (February 2015)

Engineers are often challenged with the seemingly impossible task of doing more with less. Customers want more power transmitted in a smaller space, they want more efficient designs, and, of course, they want to spend less money. So engineers are always looking for ways to squeeze the most out of their mechanical systems. They’re constantly working to maximize power density, increase energy efficiency and reduce costs to meet their customers’ needs.

58 Eight Reasons to Use Air Bearings Over Mechanical Bearings (December 2016)

Mechanical guiding systems, such as crossedroller bearings, work well for most motion control applications; however, when precision, angular repeatability, and geometric performance (runout, straightness) are critical or where submicron bearing rumble is problematic, air bearings are recommended. An air-bearing stage is a rotary or linear positioner that floats on a cushion of air, using one of several preload mechanisms, nearly eliminating mechanical contact and thus wear, friction, and hysteresis effects. Here are eight reasons why an air-bearing stage might be the right choice for your application:

59 Better Energy-Efficient Flow Rate Regulation (December 2016)

Implementing a power-on-demand concept based on variable speed drives allows for energy saving in any application that involves pumps or hydraulic systems. And when used in combination with an intelligent wiring and communication system, relevant machine data can also be easily recorded - the basis for comprehensive power management.

60 Custom Machine and Tool Bolsters Accuracy and Efficiency for Vande Berg Scales (June 2018)

If you can find that magic bullet that will reduce the machining process, you can achieve meaningful efficiency gains. It is imperative that check-weighers or in-motion weighing systems remain both accurate and efficient while attaining a consistently smooth operation because they dynamically weigh products as they move across the belt.

61 The Final Puzzle Piece (June 2018)

The PCCP, one of the largest pumping station systems in the world, is finally fully operational, marking the completion of the last piece of New Orleans' countermeasures against another Hurricane Katrina.

62 Holistic Simulation of Gearboxes - System Simulation (August 2018)

Gearboxes are important assemblies within mechatronic systems. During the design phase of such systems it is essential to know the gearbox behavior under consideration of dynamic interactions with its environment. Holistic system simulation helps the engineer to understand this and to improve, adjust, or optimize gearboxes and their application.

63 Pros and Cons of Different Bearing Lubrication Methods (June 2019)

For a maintenance crew, it is important to know which bearings need re-lubrication and make sure they are lubricating those bearings. The bearings can be lubricated manually or by automatic lubrication systems. This article will review each method and discover its pros and cons.

64 Pushing Forward with Belts and Chains (June 2018)

The technology continues to evolve in chain- and belt-driven systems

65 Validation Approach of PM Gears for e-Drive Applications (October 2019)

Key technical drivers which can be addressed by advanced PM manufacturing technologies are, for example, the need for system downsizing in transmissions and differentials, the need for developing systems with higher power density and the strong NVH (Noise Vibration Harshness) requirements - especially for electrified transmissions or e-axle solutions.

66 Performance Testing of Composite Bearing Materials for Large Hydraulic Cylinders (April 2017)

Large hydraulic cylinders (LHCs) are integral components in the functioning of large machines in mechanically demanding, corrosive and abrasive environments, such as offshore drilling rigs. The materials utilized in these largescale hydraulic systems must deliver reliable performance throughout their expected lifecycle.

67 CNC System Upgrades (December 2017)

Automated production of large objects such as auto body prototypes, boat hulls and surfboards traditionally requires computerized numerical control (CNC) systems costing nearly a million dollars. Thomson Cuts Costs and Production Time for Autoscale Inc.

68 Understanding the Dynamic Influences of Gear Oils and Radial Shaft Seals (February 2018)

Sustainability is becoming one of the most important aspects within the power transmission business. Users demand low-maintenance drive systems with as little disruption as possible, and expect lifetimes of more than 10,000 hours. Approximately 40 percent of long-term gearbox leakages can be traced back to poor interaction between the radial shaft seal (RSS) and the lubricant. Thus, it becomes essential to analyze the tribological system as a whole, which includes the gear oil, seal grease (if required), elastomer material and design, and the shaft.

69 Load Capacity and Efficiency of Grease-Lubricated Worm Gears (September 2014)

Varying installation requirements for worm gears, as, for example, when used in modular gear systems, can necessitate grease lubrication - especially when adequate sealing for oil lubrication would be too complex. Such worm gears are being increasingly used in outside applications such as solar power plants and slew drives. While knowledge about the operating conditions is often appropriate, the basic understanding for load capacity and efficiency under grease lubrication is quite poor. Investigations done at FZG and sponsored by FVA/AiF are shown here to give an impression of the basic factors of load capacity and efficiency. The results of the investigation indicate a satisfying quality of calculations on heat, load capacity and efficiency based on characteristic parameters of the base oil with only slight modifications to the methodology known from DIN 3996 or ISO TR 14521.

70 Just Right Lubrication (October 2019)

Automatic lubrication systems are getting smarter, easier to use and pushing condition monitoring into the future.

71 Motion Drive and Automation at Hannover 2013 (April 2013)

Power Transmission and control companies will be on hand during Hannover Messe 2013 to display the latest technology offerings in key product categories including roller bearings, gear wheels, pumps, motors, transmissions, drive system components, clutches and braking systems.

72 Total System Efficiency (February 2010)

Much of the industrial energy being consumed by systems is wasted through inefficiency. For this article, a system will be defined as the following components working together: electrical input power, variable frequency drives, induction motors, gearboxes and transmission elements (chains, belts, etc.).

73 Helping Hands: How Robotic Automation Can Help Manufacturing Resurgence (April 2010)

Before Mike Cicco was involved on the engineering side, he used to sell robotic systems to manufacturers. Most of his sales pitches were met with hesitation and skepticism as he tried to explain the “benefits” of replacing employees on the shop floor with an automated system.

74 Service Without a Smile (April 2010)

Manufacturing employees have always kept their eyes on the robotic systems that continue to pop up in assembly lines and industrial workspaces. These metallic, low-maintenance robotic employees don’t waste time with smoke breaks or catching up on episodes of Lost. They tend to stick to the task at hand with little argument or attitude, giving human counterparts a bad name when they gripe about factory temperatures or lack of a decent dental plan.

75 The Limbs of Lumenhaus (October 2010)

Motion systems bring award-winning and energy-optimizing “Smart House” to life.

76 Hardware-Software Synergy Automates Power Plant Data Collection (October 2009)

Robotics and other advanced automation technology systems are viewed as a looming threat to some in the plant maintenance field. Although there is a constant battle for some workers to remain useful while machines are continuously fulfilling more roles on the plant floor, there are those who in turn have found a better use of their newly freed time.

77 Bellows Couplings: Proper Selection for Optimal Performance (February 2009)

For many years bellows couplings have been near the top of the list of flexible coupling choices for high-performance motion systems. Their high torsional stiffness, low moment of inertia and minimal restoring forces under misalignment make them a preferred choice for maintaining tight control over the load.

78 Rolling-Element Bearing Analysis (June 2013)

This article describes how more sophisticated modeling techniques allow the latest software to identify design issues with bearings, shafts, gears and complicated multi-body systems.

79 How to Determine the MTBF of Gearboxes (April 2008)

Mean Time Between Failures is a very frequent and broadly used reliability measure of components, systems and devices used mainly in conjunction with electrical and electronic equipment.

80 Selection and Performance Criteria for Power Transmission Couplings (October 2008)

Power transmission couplings are widely used for modifi cation of stiff ness and damping in power transmission systems, both in torsion and in other directions (misalignment compensation).

81 Power With Precision (February 2009)

Can direct drive technology improve your bottom line? Manufacturers relying upon drive systems in their production process have long sought ways to improve gearbox efficiency. While a gearbox-driven system has been the mainstay for manufacturers, it has also been, among other things, the source of frequent breakdowns, expensive line stoppages and increasingly costly maintenance.

82 The Expanding Role of Advanced Ceramics in the Aerospace Industry (April 2011)

How advanced ceramics are being used for instrumentation and control systems, seals and thermocouples, aero engine component repair and ion propulsion.

83 Soft Starters vs. Variable Speed - Or Both (June 2011)

Given that many different hydraulic systems recommend the use of either frequency converters or cyclic control (soft starter technologies), the question must be asked - Which one of these solutions is the most cost-effective in reducing energy consumption and providing the most satisfactory payback time?

84 Motion, Drive and Automation at Hannover Messe 2013 (February 2013)

Power transmission and motion control companies will be on-hand during Hannover Messe 2013 to display the latest technology offerings in key product categories including roller bearings, gears, pumps, motors, transmissions, drive system components, clutches and braking systems.

85 Microstepping Tutorial (October 2013)

This article describes the challenges involved in designing and implementing microstepping systems.

86 The Efficient Drive System (December 2013)

It's a fact that drive systems wouldn't function properly or efficiently without couplings. They quietly go about their business of transferring motion from one drive element to the next. In the PT market today, couplings have the unique challenge of satisfying a variety of customer needs including tighter tolerances, higher speeds and a more versatile selection process.

87 Inexpensive Methods to Measure the Performance Characteristics of a Linear Motion Device (December 2013)

This article describes a series of tests that can be performed by the average user, with little experience, and without sophisticated measuring instruments, to quickly determine the most important performance characteristics of linear motion systems.

88 When a Good Gear Drive System Goes Bad (October 2012)

Even when the critical components of industrial power transmission gear drive systems are properly designed, specified and manufactured consistent with application requirements, performance problems can develop over time and failure may follow.

89 Getting Creative (October 2012)

Beverage industry conveyor pours on advantages in distribution center. Case study describes the new conveying systems at Motion Industries Canada.

90 Pack Expo 2011 (August 2011)

The 2011 show examines sustainability, plant efficiency and total systems solutions.

91 Electric Automation Trends Discovered at SPS-IPC Drives 2011 (December 2011)

SPS-IPC Drives 2011, which took place in Nuremburg, Germany in November, covered all components down to complete systems and integrated solutions in the electric automation industry.

92 Improved Performance for Hydraulic Seals from Thermoplastic Polyurethane (June 2012)

Seal design engineers and end users are continually seeking improved sealing systems and materials. This paper describes the potential of a new thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) material to deliver improvements in pressure, speed and temperature capability, which are presented as comparisons to proven industry standard materials. Performance is demonstrated by virtue of test bench results of seals made from MDI-, PPDI- and NDI-based materials.

93 Braking Toward the Future (August 2012)

In the past decade, electrohydraulic braking systems--including ABS and traction control--have grown increasingly popular, due largely to the vehicle design flexibility and performance advantages they offer. The industry has seen several other instances of intelligent machine controls, unrelated to braking, over the years as well. But what all of these technologies have typically had in common is that they’ve existed as standalone, point-to-point functions that have not been integrated together. The present and future of braking is all about taking the next logical step--getting fully connected and finding ways to embed intelligence throughout a machine.

94 Brushless PM-Motors Speed Ahead (June 2014)

There are more brushless PM motors being made every day. These brushless PM motors are smaller in size -- i.e., less than 50 watts in power output found in hard-disk drives, CD and DVD players and many portable medical devices. Servo systems with brushless PM motors ranging from 50 watts to 50 kilowatts are now challenging the larger electric motor applications. A few manufacturers have pushed brushless PM motors above 200 kW.

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12 Oerlikon Drive Systems India Gets Certified as Great Place to Work (May 17, 2017)
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18 David Brown Gear Systems Opens Facility in Philippines (November 26, 2014)
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21 Emerson and Arrowhead Systems Partner on Machine Health Monitoring Solution (September 25, 2019)
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25 Atlanta Drive Systems Expands Range of Servo Reducers (April 9, 2006)
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26 Dana to Purchase Drive Systems Segment of Oerlikon Group (July 31, 2018)
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27 Soft Servo Systems Updates Software and Motion Control Products (January 22, 2006)
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28 Allegro Microsystems Introduces New Bi-Directional DC Motor Driver (June 26, 2007)
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29 Allegro MicroSystems New Motor Driver Completes Product Family (April 4, 2006)
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32 Dana Completes Purchase of Oerlikon Group's Drive Systems Segment (March 1, 2019)
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Atlanta Drive Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce a new range of stainless steel washdown gearboxes, perfect for use in demanding appl...

34 Pump Systems Anecdotes Sought for Guidebook (February 21, 2007)
The Pump Systems Matter educational initiative announced plans to collect accounts from the pump industry on how pumps are applied, run a...

35 Colfax Corp. Acquires Lubrication Systems (February 27, 2007)
Colfax Corp. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Lubrication Systems Co. in Houston, TX. Terms of the transaction were...

36 MAG Industrial Automation Systems Receives American Axle Supplier Award (April 17, 2006)
The Powertrain Technologies Group of MAG Industrial Automation Systems of Sterling Heights, Michigan, has received a Supplier Recogniti...

37 New Motor Driver from Allegro MicroSystems (February 10, 2005)
The new A1441 low voltage, full bridge brushless DC motor driver from Allegro Microsystems includes hall commutation, active breaking and...

38 Sakor Announces Family of AC Dynamometer Systems (January 17, 2013)
Sakor Technologies, Inc. recently introduced its Accudyne family of AC Motoring Dynamometers. The Accudyne offers an extremely flexible d...

39 PI Offers Motion Controller for Closed Loop Systems (March 13, 2013)
PI (Physik Instrumente) LP is offering a new motion controller for closed-loop precision positioning systems.The C-884, 4-axis digital se...

40 Holcim Relies on Nord Drivesystems Technology (December 19, 2012)
Holcim, one of the largest producers of construction material worldwide, relies on drive technology from Nord Drivesystems. In its cement...

41 Nord Drivesystems Utilize Gear Motors for Aggregates Unit (August 22, 2012)
The IECS Company, specializing in the manufacture, assembly, and maintenance of quarry and sand pits equipments has chosen Nord gear moto...

42 New Rack and Pinion Drives from Atlanta Drive Systems (February 10, 2005)
Zero backlash standard rack & pinion drives that utilizing a split- and dual-pinion arrangement are now available from Atlanta Drive Syst...

43 Vision Systems from Mitutoyo Measure Multi-Levels Simultaneously (February 14, 2005)
The new Quick Image QI-2017RL and QL-30117Rl Serues 2-D vision measuring systems from Mitutoyo America Corp. employ a bi-lateral telecent...

44 Sercos Offers Machine Integration and Systems Networking (April 27, 2012)
The first practical results of the machinery initiative, which was launched jointly by Sercos International, ODVA, and OPC Foundation in ...

45 Lee Offers Ready-to-Mount Linear Systems (April 23, 2012)
Lee Linear, a manufacturer of linear motion components, offers a variety of combinations of individual shafts and rail components.&n...

46 Zero-Max Couplings Withstand Rigors of Servomotor Systems (August 11, 2011)
Zero-Max Composite Disc (CD) Shaft Couplings combine high performance materials, design features and precision to withstand the rigors of...

47 Zero Max’s Newest Couplings Provide Zero Backlash and High Torsional Stiffness in Medical Actuation Systems (February 6, 2007)
The next generation of ServoClass couplings from Zero-Max have even high torsional stiffness and are the suitable for handling high speed...

48 Parker Provides Hydraulic Systems for Wind Industry (October 25, 2010)
Parker Hannifin has been providing hands-on support for hydraulic systems in wind turbines, to ensure they stay in top condition during e...

49 AxleTech Expands Systems Capability with Acquisition of U.S. Gear (November 24, 2008)
AxleTech International recently announced the acquisition of Chicago-based U.S. Gear, a designer and manufacturer of specialized differ...

50 Parker Releases Trilogy Linear Systems Catalog (November 19, 2007)
Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division recently released its new catalog featuring its Trilogy brand of linear motors and l...

51 New Linear Motion Systems & Components Catalog B615 (June 14, 2007)
The process of selecting the right linear motion rails, guideways, raceway rails and positioning tables for your application just became ...

52 Bridge Connections Provide Solution for Running Parallel Systems (November 14, 2007)
The Bishop-Wisecarver Corp. recently announced the addition of bridge connections to its UtiliTrak product line. Available in steel and a...

53 Collars and Couplings for Conveyor Systems (January 11, 2011)
Standard and custom collars and couplings offered in a wide range of designs for building and maintaining conveyor drive systems and fram...

54 ScrewRail Actuator Simplifies Motion Systems (March 18, 2011)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of engineered linear motion products, recently introduced the SRA04 Motorized ScrewRai...

55 Weg Supplies Drive Systems for Algerian Water Project (June 6, 2011)
Weg is a key supplier of inverter drive systems and soft starters to the Spanish consortium that is constructing the Tlemcem-Honaine desa...

56 Dunkermotoren Acquires Copely Motion Systems (August 5, 2011)
Dunkermotoren with its headquarters in Bonndorf/Black Forest, Germany, invests in the expansion of their drive technology product portfol...

57 New Lubrication from Linear Systems Offers Increased Smoothness (April 15, 2006)
The Precision Alliance and KSS Ball Screws introduce a dramatic improvement in lubrication of anti-friction linear bearing and ball screw...

58 Bishop-Wisecarver Introduces New Heavy-Duty Track Systems (April 17, 2006)
The HDRT heavy duty ring slide and track system from Bishop-Wiscarver combines the flexibility features of the HepcoMotion’s PRT rin...

59 Ogura Offers Low Cost Solution to Servo Systems (May 9, 2011)
Most industrial clutches and brakes are measured in the millions of cycles, but when you have applications such as high volume mail sorti...

60 Bosch and Getrag Collaborate on Hybride Systems with Dual Clutch Transmissions (April 5, 2006)
GETRAG and Bosch signed a cooperative agreement covering the development and marketing of parallel hybrid systems in conjunction with dua...

61 Timken Power Systems Facility Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification (March 4, 2015)
The Timken Company recently announced its power systems service facility in Princeton, WV, has earned ISO 9001:2008 Quality Manageme...

62 Nord Drivesystems Receives Vanderlande Supplier Award (December 20, 2017)
Nord Drivesystems was awarded for their outstanding operational excellence and responsive supply chain, high innovative capability and th...

63 Nord Drivesystems Expands MaxxDrive Gearbox Line (January 9, 2018)
If you need a dependable, high performance gearbox able to handle the most demanding bulk material handling applications, cement and stee...

64 Ohio Transmission Corp. Acquires Compressed Air Systems (February 22, 2018)
Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, has announced th...

65 Third Wave Systems AdvantEdge 7.4 Improves Report Generation Feature (November 28, 2017)
The next release for AdvantEdge focuses on improvements related to the reporting generation feature, data collection and additional enhan...

66 Nexen Roller Pinion System Offers Alternative to Traditional Drive Systems (October 17, 2017)
Nexen Group, Inc. introduces a stainless steel version of its patented precision roller pinion system (RPS). The Nexen RPS engages two te...

67 PI Offers Nano-Positioning and Motion Control Systems at Optics and Photonics 2017 (August 7, 2017)
Optics & Photonics is known as the premier show in North America for the latest advancements in optical engineering and applications,...

68 Currax Incorporates Siemens Simatic S7 Controller Systems (August 11, 2017)
Mechanics, electrics, automation – Currax is reinforcing its role and expanding its drive portfolio with IDS Digital. Besides a wid...

69 Igus Demonstrates Safe Energy Chain Systems for New Automotive Trends (September 20, 2017)
The rising demand for permanently energized systems calls for energy chain solutions that guide cables safelyAccording to a Forsa survey,...

70 KEB America Offers Safety Solutions for Automation Systems (February 23, 2018)
KEB America, Inc. announces the release of their latest safety automation products for the North American market. Safety PLC, Safe I/O mo...

71 Yaskawa Expands Sigma-7 Servo Systems with Servomotors and Amplifiers (March 13, 2018)
The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. recently announced the addition of a complete line of 400 Volt servomotors and ...

72 Voith Launches Optimized Belt Alignment for Conveyor Systems (September 18, 2018)
BeltGenius ALEX (Alignment Expert) from Voith analyzes the alignment of carrying idlers in conveyor systems as part of its service portfo...

73 AAAE Conference & Exposition Preview: Nord Drivesystems (May 10, 2019)
Nord Drivesystems’ Nordac Link drive is shown controlling a 92.1 two-stage helical bevel gearbox with IE4 synchronous motor. This i...

74 GAM Introduces New Rack and Pinion Systems (May 29, 2019)
GAM announces the release of new helical rack and pinion systems. High quality rack and precision pinions are paired with GAM gearboxes f...

75 Aerotech Offers Integrated Granite Motion Systems (July 3, 2018)
Machine components such as bearings, encoders, and drive mechanisms are engineered and assembled directly on the granite base and bridge ...

76 ACHEMA 2018 Preview: Nord Drivesystems (June 1, 2018)
Nord will be presenting a wide range of products at ACHEMA in Frankfurt am Main from June 11-15. The main focus is on ATEX compliant dr...

77 Altra Industrial Motion Offers Power Transmission Solutions for Vertical Lift Systems (April 20, 2018)
Altra Industrial Motion supplies technically advanced clutches and brakes, geared motors, speed reducers, couplings, controls and senso...

78 Hannover Messe: Nord Drivesystems (April 25, 2018)
Nord Drivesystems will be exhibiting its innovative drive solutions for digital factories of the future at the Hannover Fair 2018. These ...

79 Ruland Introduces Oldham Couplings for Actuator Driven Systems (March 27, 2017)
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. presents oldham couplings for actuator driven systems. The oldham couplings are zero-backlash, have a bala...

80 Mayr Develops Braking Systems Equipped for Industry 4.0 Challenges (March 16, 2017)
Mayr Power Transmission offers a brake system with modules including the ROBA-brake-checker or the ROBA-torqcontrol that allows permanent...

81 Haydon Kerk Introduces Catalyst Motion Group as a Supplier of Integrated Motion Systems (August 25, 2015)
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions recently introduced the Catalyst Motion Group as a supplier of integrated motion systems. Catalyst offers cu...

82 Ruland Disc Couplings Built for High Accuracy, High Speed Systems (October 5, 2015)
Ruland recently started advertising their line of disc couplings. Disc couplings from Ruland are torsionally stiff, operate with zero-bac...

83 Oldham Offers Couplings for Conveyor Systems (January 21, 2016)
Oldham couplings from Ruland are zero-backlash, have a balanced design, accommodate large parallel misalignment, and are highly versatile...

84 LM76 Offers Low-Cost, High-Accuracy, Straight and Curved Rail & Roller Block Systems (June 10, 2015)
Low cost, SAIBO SB-LGV straight and curved rail and roller block systems are available from LM76 in three widths, and two styles to meet ...

85 'Roll-Slide Mini' Carriage and Rail Linear Motion Systems Now Available From LM76 (December 18, 2014)
Low cost, "Roll-Slide Mini" carriage and rail linear motion systems are now available from LM76 in lengths from 160mm (6.3...

86 Voith Transmission Serves Bus Rapid Transit Systems (June 3, 2013)
More than 10,000 DIWA automatic transmissions are already in service in demanding Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems. Cities such as S&atild...

87 Aerotech Offers Additive Manufacturing Systems and Components (June 21, 2013)
Additive manufacturing and 3-D printing are set to revolutionize multiple areas of technology and manufacturing. The dispensing of compou...

88 CONEXPO-CONAGG-IFPE Preview: GKN Land Systems (February 26, 2014)
As customers strive for increasingly efficient, environmentally sustainable vehicles and machinery to meet the demands of a crowded plane...

89 Gan Systems Offers Inverters, Motors and Power Modules at APEC 2016 (March 18, 2016)
The stream of small, light and highly efficient commercial power systems entering the market continues. Computer travel adaptors, AC/DC p...

90 Nord Drivesystems Utilize Components for Surface Coating Facility (April 28, 2016)
At the Nord Drivesystems headquarters in Bargteheide, Germany, the power, functionality and intelligence of Nord products are used to the...

91 Iwis Drive Systems Introduces Maintenance-Free Chains (February 22, 2017)
Iwis drive systems introduces b.dry maintenance-free stainless-steel chains. The corrosion-free chains run completely dry, are extremely ...

92 Stafford Expands Shaft Collars and Couplings for Mechanical Drive Systems (February 23, 2017)
An expanded line of metric shaft collars, couplings, and mounting components suited for mechanical drive systems and structural applicati...

93 Twin Disc Announces Multiple Orders for Oil and Gas Transmission Systems (March 15, 2017)
Twin Disc, Inc. recently announced it recently received multiple new orders from North American pressure pumping customers for the C...

94 Intellidrives Offers Motion Systems with Intelligent Motors (August 19, 2016)
Intelligent actuators from Intellidrives are highly programmable, integrated actuators with a motor, encoder, amplifier, controller, USB ...

95 Hitachi Automotive Systems Names C&U Americas Top Supplier (August 9, 2016)
Top executives from C&U Americas, LLC enjoyed the best of both worlds on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle I...

96 Micronor Introduces Controller for OEM Industrial and Medical Systems (May 24, 2016)
With its simplistic design and interfaces, the MR380-0 OEM Controller from Micronor provides a low cost, turn-key solution for OEM manufa...

97 Ruland Beam Couplings Benefit Stepper and Servo-Driven Systems (June 24, 2016)
Ruland beam couplings are designed to couple stepper and servo motors to encoders, lead screws, and light duty actuators in a variety of ...

98 Oerlikon and Continental Cooperate on Motor and Transmission Systems (May 28, 2013)
Swiss high-tech industrial Group Oerlikon and international automotive supplier Continental recently entered into an agreement to coopera...